I am delighted to have been included on a list of recommended Gluten Free blogs at Elise’s Simply Recipes Blog. Gluten Free seems to be coming of age. When I mention it to anyone, they almost always know someone who has Celiac Disease or has chosen to eat a gluten-free diet. This is WAY great – I mean, it makes me feel semi-normal when it comes to this gluten free way of life.
And check this out – we were visiting Cape Cod last week and while we were there, we stopped at the Windfall Market in Falmouth. My mother-in-law, bless her heart (always looking out for her kids) told me that the market has a huge selection of gluten free food. She was right: they had an endcap display of gluten free products as well as other gluten free choices scattered throughout the store. And I’ve noticed that one of New England’s supermarket chains, Shaw’s, has a pretty large gluten free selection as well. So, while I still prefer to go to Whole Foods whenever I can (yes, I’m a sucker for that store), it’s still great to know that I can go into a “regular” market and find a lot of the gluten free products that I like to have on hand.
One of the things I’ve learned in this short 14 months is that while gluten free cookbooks were a welcome addition to my cookbook collection when I was first diagnosed, I now know that I can still use all of the regular (not gluten free) cookbooks I’ve accumulated over the last 30 years. I’ve just had to learn to adapt, make substitutions, make sure all ingredients are gluten free. So, while I’m no longer buying every gluten free cookbook I come across, there is a Gluten Free dessert cookbook I recently bought called Gluten-free & Wheat-free GOURMET DESSERTS by Michael L. Eberhart and boy, am I glad I gave in to the old familiar “have-to-have-another-cookbook-urge”! The pictures are exquisite and the recipes sound amazing! Kudos to Mike Eberhart over at Gluten Free Blog for experimenting and coming up with the most delicious sounding gluten free desserts.
So, let’s keep the fire burning bright. We are all in good company and have so many blessings to be thankful for as we turn the page on our calendar and wait for the groundhog to appear!